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Soon you are to join the long list of graduates who 
for more than a half century have gone from our 
college to become professional teachers. Never has 
our country needed teachers, educated and trained, 
as it does today. It will be your responsibility to pass 
on the great cultural and ethical heritage of our 
Western Civilization. It will be your duty to implant 
a working faith in the freedom of Democracy and 
to develop another generation who can think freely, 
clearly and without prejudice, and with sustained 
wills bring to reality in personal and social living the 
Faith of our Fathers. 

The College has striven to give you knowledge and vision, and the beginning 
practice in the Art of Teaching. Out of the experience of the college years, you may 
grow to full stature as a person and make your own contribution in the creation of a 
world free and more secure. 

May you meet the challenge of living courageously and never give up when 
problems seem insoluble. 

I wish you success in every undertaking. 


"Within his gay and sparkling eyes 
a wealth of understanding lies." 


To you, friend, counselor, and guardian angel, we dedi- 
cate this record of our four years in college. We cannot 
hope, in these few words beneath your picture to begin to 
express the wealth of warmth and affection we feel for you. 
Only when we, as teachers, begin to guide the faltering steps 
of youth can we hope to repay the debt we owe to your kind 
heart and eternal patience. Knowing you has truly been a 


Taconic Hall 

College Hall 



"The guardians of that last league before our dark 
ship landed on a favored shore" 

FIRST ROW: Helen E. Brown, Grade Four; Helen E.Mallery, 
Grade One; Viola Cooper, Grade Five; Claire M. Barry, 
Junior High; Margret Stevenson, Grade Two. SECOND ROW: 
Harold H. McLean, Junior High; Loretta J. Loftus, Grade 
Three; John A . Durnin, Principal; Mary Walsh, Grade Six; 
John S. Sullivan, Junior High. 


"their gentle hands were at the helm as we 
did homeward journey o'er the wine dark sea." 

FIRST ROW: Ames S. Pierce, Social Studies; Dr. Dayton N. Dennett, E..~»«sh; Harry 
L. Crowley, Mathematics; Edmund K. Luddy, Social Studies. SECOND ROW: Mary 
Underhill, English; Beth E. Weston, Dean of Women; Bertha Allyn, Senior Clerk; 
Margret M. Lanoe, Librarian; Dr. Hazel B. Mileham, Director of Training. THIRD 
ROW: Wallace H. Vennable, Science; Dr. John Semon, Science and Mathematics; Dr. 
Grover C. Bowman, President; Lillian E. Boyden, Music; Dr. Eugene L. Freel, Psychol- 
ogy; Harry Willis, Bookkeeper. ABSENT: Martha E. Durnin, Education; Andrew S. 
Flagg, Dean of Men. 



"Who in understanding is beyond all mortals. " 

Intramural sports 1, 2, 3, 4; Drama Club 3; VP 4; 
"Three-Cornered Moon"; Glee Club 3, 4; "Christ- 
mas Carol", "Mikado"; Taconic Columns 3, 4; 
College Fellowship 4; College Publicity 3; Year- 
book Staff 3; Editor 4; Press Club 3; Basketball 
Publicity 3, 4. 


"You are the pearl among women. " 

W. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Class Treasurer 3; Drama Club 
4; Glee Club 1; "Christmas Pageant"; Current 
Events Club 2; College Fellowship 4; House Coun- 
cil 2, 3. 


"A brightness as of sun or moon. " 

W.A.A. 1,2; DramaClub 1,2,3,4; "Night of Jan- 
uary Sixteenth"; Current Events Club 2, Taconic 
Columns 2, 3, 4; College Fellowship 4; Yearbook 
Staff 4; House Council 4. 


"The uttermost of men, who knows the sea in 
all its depths. " 

Secretary-Treasurer of M. A. A. 4; Intramural 
Sports 3, 4; Varsity Basketball 3, 4; Current 
Events Club 3. 


"Oh, that the Gods should clothe me with such 
strength as his. " 

Intramural Sports 1, 2, 3, 4; J. V. Basketball 3, 4; 
Drama Club 3,4. "Night of January Sixteenth", 
"Three-Cornered Moon." Glee Club 4, "Mikado"; 
Newman Club 3, 4; Yearbook Staff 4; Current 
Events Club 3, 4. 

"And full of grace is her handicraft." 


Like to the gods in form and comeliness." 

Drama Club 4; Commuter's Club 1, 2, 3, 4; New- 
man Club 4; Yearbook Club 4; Cheerleader 1, 2. 


"Like to the gods in voice. " 

President of M. A. A. 4; Intramural Sports 1, 2, 
3,4; Drama Club 4; Glee Club 1,4; "Christmas 
Pageant" 2; "Christmas Carol" 3, "Mikado" 4; 
Taconic Columns 4; College Fellowship 4; Var- 
sity Basketball 3, 4; Yearbook Staff 4; Student 
Council 4. 


"Fair goddess of golden-throned dawn" 

W.A.A. 1,2,3; Current Events Club 3; Cheer- 
leader 1,2; College Fellowship 4; Class Treas- 
urer 1,4; College Publicity 3; Class Secretary 
3; Yearbook Staff 4; Class VP 2; Dorm Treasurer 
2,3,4; Dorm Council 2, 3, 4; Drama Club 2,3, 
Treasurer 4; "Night of January Sixteenth" 2. 


"Shaker of the Earth." 

Intramural Sports 1, 2, 3, 4; Current Events Club 
2, 3. 4. 


"A Girl Tall and Divinely Beautiful, " 

Drama Club 1, 2; Commuter's Club 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Honor Society 2, 3, 4; Class Treasurer 2. 


"Lo, Thou has shining raiment." 

House Council 3; Drama Club 1, 4; Newman Club 
2, 3; Secretary 4. 


"And heard the consuls of the great." 

Intramural Sports 1 , 2; Basketball Manager 2, 3, 4, 
Class President 1; Student Council 3; President 4; 
Drama C lub 1, 2, 4, "jenny Kissed Me", "Night 
of January Sixteenth"; Current Events Club 2, 3, 4; 
President 3; Who's Who 4; NewmanClub 1, 2, 3, 4; 
Bookstore Manager 3, 4. 


"A Lovely Child, fair as golden Aphrodite." 

Commuter's Club 1,2,3,4; President 3; Class 
Secretary 2; Honor Society 2; Secretary 3; Pres- 
ident 4; Drama Club 2; Glee Club 1; Newman 
Club 1, 2, 3, 4; College Publicity 3. 


"Fleet as the Breath of the Wind. " 

W. A. A. 1, 2; Commuter's Club 1, 2, 3,4; Presi- 
dent 4; Honor Society 2, 3, 4; Student Council 4; 
Drama Club 2; Glee Club 1. 


"She is full of intelligence and her heart 
is sound. " 

W. A. A. 1, 2, 3; Sports Leader; Commuter's Club 
1, 2; Glee Club 1, 2; Fireside Forum 1, 2; College 
Fellowship 4; Vice-President. 


"There is no more gracious or perfect delight. 

W.A.A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Commuter's Club 1 ,2,3, 4;Class 
Secretary 4; Honor Society 2, 3; VP 4; Yearbook 
Staff 4. 


"And was Gentle as a Father. " 

Intramural Sports 3, 4; Upperclass representa- 
tive 4. 


"A name above the gods for cleverness and 
intelligence. " 

Intramural Sports 1, 2, 3, 4; College Publicity 3. 


"A paragon of mankind at planning and 
story-telling. ' 

Drama Club 4, "Christmas Carol" 3; Newman 
Club 2, 3, 4; Yearbook Staff 4. 


"The Achaeans shall noise his fame abroad. " 

Secretary-Treasurer of M.A. A. 3; Upper-Class 
Advisor 4; Art Club 1; "Christmas Carol" 3; 
Taconic Columns 3. 


"Wonder comes o'er me as I look thereon. " 

W.A.A. 1,2,4; VP 3; Drama Club 2, 4; Dorm 
Council President 4; Student Council 4; Current 
Events Club 1; Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Cheerlead- 
er 1, 2; Who's Who 4. 


"A man with a mind as wise as the gods. " 

Intramural Sports 1,2,3,4; Varsity Basketball 
1,2; Varsity Baseball 2; "Christmas Carol" 3; 
Taconic. Columns 3; Yearbook Staff 4. 


"To give light to the immortals and to mortal 
men on earth. " 

Intramural Sports 1,2,3,4; Varsity Basketball 
2; JV 1; Varsity Baseball 2; Current Events Club 
1; Taconic Columns 1; Editor 2; Elementary 
School Coach. 


A man full of schemes, there never was his 

Intrumural Sports 1,2,3,4; Varsity Baseball 2; 
"Christmas Carol" 3. 


"Ye are of the line of men that are sceptered 

Secretary of M. A. A. 2; Intramural Sports 1,2,3, 
4; VarsityBasketball 1,2; JV 3, 4; ''Christmas 
Carol" 3; Newman Club 2, 3, 4; VP 3; National 
Newman Club Conference 3. 


"Shepherd of the People." 

Intramural Sports 1,2,3, 4; Class President 3, 4; 
Upper Class Representative 3; Varsity Basketball 
Manager 3; Glee Club 1,2,4; "Mikado ' 4; Current 
Events Club 2, VP 3; Newman Club 1,2,3; Presi- 
dent 4; Swampscott Conference 4. 


"For lo it is a good thing to list to a 
minstrel such as him. 

Intramural Sports 2, 3, 4; Taconic Columns 3, 4; 
College Fellowship 4; College Publicity 3. 


"The man without stain and without reproach. 

Intramural Sports 1, 2, 3, 4; Current Events Club 
2,3; President 4; Newman Club 1, 2, 3; VP 4; 
Art Club 1, 2. 


"A lion hearted man. " 

Intramural Sports 1, 2, 3, 4; Upper Class Repre- 
sentative, M.A.A. 4; Class VP 3, 4. 

"Whether thou art a goddess or a mortal." 

Commuter's Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Honor Society 2, 3, 4; 
Drama Club 1; Christmas Pageant 2. 


"I see in thee the bright flame of life. " 

W. A. A. 1, 2; Dorm Council 2; Honor Society 2, 3; 
Secretary 4; Drama Club 4; Glee Club 1,2; Ta- 
conic Columns 2, Editor 3; Newman Club 1, 2, 3, 
Treasurer 4; Press Club 3; College Publicity 3. 


"She is of heart th? most blessed beyond all 

W. A. A. 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2,3; Current Events 
Club 1,2,3; Art Club 1, President 2; Taconic 
Columns 1, 2; Editor 3; College Fellowship 4. 

"Good fortune go with thee. " 


"A form dear to the Gods. " 

W.A.A. 1,2 3,4; Glee Club 1,2, 3, 4; "Mikado" 
4; Taconic Columns 1,2; Editor 3; College Fel- 
lowship 4. 

This space we humbly dedicate to those who brightened 
our college lives while they were here and then passed be- 
yond our ken to other fields. 


Dr. Bowman, Members of the faculty, honored 

An astute individual who, no doubt, was phil- 
osophically inclined, once made the profound state- 
ment that time passes. The wisdom of these words 
is, unfortunately, too often disregarded, yet the awful 
truth holds fast. But in its passing, time certainly 
brings many benefits, for with age certainly should 
come wisdom, of which we have a concrete example 

Slightly less than four years ago, our class en- 
tered this institution of higher learning. At the time 
the great majority of us were quite immature indi- 
viduals and, I must confess, quite devoid of the lore 
which a supposedly well-educated individual should 
possess to better himself in the world of today. 

Traditionally, class day marks the emergence 
of the aforementioned naive individuals from the 
supposedly cloistered, semi-protected existence they 
have been leading into the realm of reality, or if you 
will, into the hard, cruel world. From this moment on 
we must endeavor to reconcile principle with expedi- 
ency, supposition with fact, the hypothetical with 
the actual in our chosen profession as teachers. 

But what do we find in the world into which we 
have emerged? Does not this very epithet — teacher — 
connote an unfavorable meaning in itself? Webster 
defines the word teacher as one "who guides the 
study of others;" and according to the same authority 
an educator is one who "develops and cultivates men- 
tally and morally". Which is of greater service to his 
country, the one who merely "guides" or the one 
who "develops and cultivates"? And for whom should 
this function be exercised — merely for the pupils 
during the day in school, or for the community as a 

The adherents of the policy that a teacher's sole 
duty lies to his pupils and that this duty consists only 

of guiding the studies of his charges have made the 
teacher, in far too many cases, an insignificant, in- 
nocuous, and insipid individual who is afraid to 
speak his mind on controversial issues for fear of 
the consequences which might ensue. The teacher 
should be a leader in his community, a shaper of 
public opinion, and a guardian of that most precious 
of all traits — an objective, logical viewpoint. The 
teacher should take it upon himself to be not only 
the "guider" of young children, but a "developer and 
cultivator" — an educator in every sense of the word, 
not only of his charges, but of his compeers as 

Today the teacher is faced with a seemingly 
insoluble dilemma: either to remain in his "sanctum 
sanctorum", safe from the inevitable criticism and 
difficulties brought about by outspokeness; or to 
emerge from this rustication, this seclusion, and en- 
deavor to fulfill his duty to his community, to his 
country and to his own conscience. 

But wherein lies this duty, you well may ask? 

At present, the mass of the populace of the 
United States are in a state of nervous tension which 
they seek to aleviate by some painless, effortless 
method. Everywhere, panacea are being offered by 
various persons who are capitalizing on this sense of 
insecurity. Books which deal with the problems of 
living a peaceful life and of gaining security are best- 
sellers. Obscure cults which purport to delve into 
the supernatural are everywhere springing into prom- 
inence. What is more important, this state of ten- 
sion is causing us to regress in both our moral and 
ethical beliefs, and is, moreover, bringing about a 
change in the hierarchy of the values which many 
people hold. 

No longer is the teacher, or any other educated 
person, looked up to and respected as an individual 

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The leaving grates against my mind, 

the awful ending of the all 

that we have known-finality. 

I cannot see the glowing world 

with arms that seek to take and hold my heart 

I only know that I shall lose a friend. 

Perhaps the sentiment is bare, 

perhaps I haven't got the stuff 

to face the stern realities of life; 

perhaps, but no, it isn't that;-- 

it's just the memories, the dreams 

the quiet moments lost in pensive thought 

that suddenly engulf my mind, 

recalling all that was and is 

and cannot be again. 

They say tomorrow never comes 

and yet tomorrow with its awe full end, 

its grim excitement closing a door 

is coming, --now 

Goodbye to what has been 

my heart will never know that happiness again. 

What is a college? 

Old and tired walls surrounding ancient classrooms, 

musty with the smell of learning; 

Scuff-marked halls, 

still echoing with voices that were stilled a quarter 

century ago; 
Terraces with grass that blooms anew each spring, 
vving with the dusty textbooks gathered there; 
Adolescent nick-names scrawled on window casements; 
Granite steps worn smooth and shiny 
by shoes forever changing in their style; 
Youth in baggy sweaters and five o'clock shadow 
taking notes or doodling 

or dreaming of the end of class; 

Instructors lecturing from notes and wondering where 

the scholars went; 
Youth wondering, worrying, cramming for exams; 
Youth loving, losing, taking margin notes; 

snapshots, hopes, ambitions, immaturity; 

The long and thankless job of moulding character; 

A way of life inshrined in all the hearts 

that ever beat within those ivy covered walls. 

History of The 

If a newcomer to the diminutive municipality of North Adams were to stroll 
up Church Street, he would pass by a small cluster of stately buildings which a weather- 
beaten sign proclaims to alj to be the State Teachers College. There, on a certain 
fateful day in September, 1949, a group of ninety-six eager young men and women 
entered upon a severe program of studies designed to create from the crude, malleable 
ore of naive, immature adolescents the polished, erudite pedagogues that grace con- 
temporary institutions of edification. Their personal trials, tribulations, glories, and 
triumphs, although worthy, are too miscellaneous and vast a collection to present 
herewith, but their combined intellectual and social progress may, perhaps, be suggested 
by the following class history. 

This was a time of great stress in the world. The economic structures of nations 
the world over were tottering, the threat of communism was looming more and more 
ominous, and a genuine crisis was developing in Palestine over the conflicts between 
the Arabs and Israeli. 

But history is always history, and our minds were busy absorbing knowledge in 
more immediate fields. A casual onlooker might raise an eyebrow at the sight of 
freshmen scurrying about the campus busily examining the bark of trees, but we were 
oblivious to any ridicule, for those tree maps just had to be completed. We had our 
first glimpse of the erudite Dr. Freel, whom we were to know better and better as we 
progressed through N. A. S. T C, the intrepid Miss Underhill, and that of the inimitable 
Wily Willie Malone. 

Not all of our time, however, was spent in pursuit of that fleeting imp, knowledge. 
We still found time for extra-curricular activities. The men began their four-year domi- 
nation of intramural sports, as "Freel's Frosh" swept all before them in the football 
league. We mingled with one another at the Freshman Reception, and somehow 
managed to survive a tumultuous election in which Jim Gazzaniga edged out the 
incomparable (remember him?) Jim Young, Esq. A few stalwart members of our 
class were members of the New England Championship basketball team and still 
others starred in "Jenny Kissed Me". 

Our sophomore year brought back a group slightly diminished, a trifle more so- 
phisticated, but with that thirst for knowledge still unslaked. Somehow we staggered 
through Physical Science, Economic Geography, English, and American Literature, and 
drank deeply from other fountains of knowledge. Who of us that were present shall 
ever forget the day Charlie Chaplin appeared to do an experiment for us? We all strove 

Class of 1953 

to emulate Demosthenes in an incomparable Public Speaking Course, but nevertheless 
still found the time to answer the call of the social world. Our various talents were 
spent in promoting the Sophomore Prom and various other social affairs. Still others 
of us starred in "The Night of January Sixteenth". 

When, once again, we returned, this* time as Jaunty Juniors, we found a group 
greatly reduced, but more nearly approaching that pinnacle of complaisance, and the 
aforementioned thirst for knowledge still unsatiated. This year found us at last embarking 
upon the perception of the methodology which forms the background that any self- 
respecting dominie must have to be accomplished in his profession, it seems. Those 
of us who elected Guidance as our major were introduced to the rudiments of that 
fascinating field. Soon we were immersed completely in the "busy work" for which 
the junior year is justly famous. Yet, underneath all our grumbling, beneath this 
blind groping, there beat within our breasts burning desires to become modern rein- 
carnations of Virrotino de Feltre, Maria Montessori, and who knows, even Henry 

This was the year the Grover's Gaza Globetrotters made their long trek from 
Mecca for a successful appearance against the JV's. And this year also saw us sponsoring 
the Junior-Senior Prom, winning the Stunt Nite competition for the second time, and 
romping through the "Christmas Carol." 

Our senior year saw a compact group return to brave the proving grounds of 
Mark Hopkins Training School. We were a mere shadow of the unruly mob that had 
first entered here four years previously, yet those of us who were left were beginning 
to approach the standard of leadership expected of us. The Guidance Majors had their 
three afternoons in the Clinic, where they, too, began to put their principles into 
practice. We also thought our way through a Philosophy of Education, and amazed 
veteran pedagogues wherever we took our field week. We also struggled through Tests 
and Measurements, Mental Hygiene, and Philosophy. 

The Future Teachers of America, an organization dedicated to the resuscitation of 
tired minds, was founded in this year. Those of us who were musically inclined blos- 
somed out in the Mikado. 

Gradually, even imperceptibly we changed; we settled down, and in adapting our- 
selves to greater responsibilities, lost a great deal of the previously mentioned immaturity. 
Perhaps, in the process, even becoming teachers. 

The Junior Class 

We came back ro the College on the Hill in September, exuberant over the 
thought that we were no longer "silly sophomores" but now upper classmen. We faced 
the year ahead with vitality and hope, but as the weeks passed we found ourselves over- 
loaded with Plato, Methods, and the Training School. We managed once more to sur- 
vive exams with the help of a little cramming and a pack or two of cigarettes. In 
spite of our schedule and lack of adequate free time we were able to keep our class 
spirit high and to participate vigorously in extra curricular activities. We supplied the 
Mikado with the best of our talent, as well as providing the basketball team with 
skillful players and a loyal and loud cheering section. We sponsored a Winter Carnival 
Weekend with high hopes that the occasion will become traditional at N. A. S. T. C. 
We helped to plan and present the annual Junior-Senior Prom as a finale to our third 
year at the college. For us it has been a full and eventful year, and we look forward to 
our vacation as a time to digest our Methods, mull over Plato, and find respite from 
the training school. We hope to return in the fall with our never-ceasing vitality and 
with the realization that at last we have reached our goal — to be STATELY SENIORS. 

The Sophomore Class 

"United we stand; divided we fall!" This was the motto of the sophomore class 
when we returned to N. A. S. T. C. in September. Although the smallest class in the 
school, we were determined to make our mark. With high spirits we entered into the 
many school activities and delved into our studies. Overwhelmed by the amount of 
knowledge we had yet to learn, we nevertheless struggled through. We became scien- 
tists, weather forecasters, artsts, poets, and musicians, all rolled into one. By the end of 
the year, we considered ourselves extremely wise and capable of doing almost anything. 

But don't think that all we did was study! We had our social life, too. Our smiling 
personalities were to be seen at the various club meetings, the socials, the basketball 
games, and in the cast of the Mikado. We enthusiastically did our part in supporting 
all of the school functions. Our crowning achievement in this line was the Sophomore 
Prom. Through the teamwork of the class and our advisor, Dr. Semon, and the 
leadership of the class officers, we showed the school that quantity isn't necessary to 
success. Having managed to complete the school year, we expectantly look to the 
future and to being jolly, jolly juniors. 

The Freshman Class 

Although our little group entered N. A. S. T. C. in a state of confusion, it was 
not long before we became an organized class. Names became familiar to our ears and 
certain sights to our eyes. The strangeness faded and the warmth of our new friendships 
led us to feel that we were established. With a newly installed set of officers we faced 
our first big problem, The Freshman Halloween Dance. It proved to be less of a problem 
than we had imagined however and we can feel justified in calling it a success. Small 
as our group was, we contributed one little maid to the Mikado and three big men to 
the varsity basketball team. Then the battle of exams came into view. Emerging from 
the battle as victors, we appeared in the classrooms for the second semester. We supplied 
the Winter Carnival with its queen and two members of her court and were represented 
among the attendants to the May Queen, too. We were little but mighty at Stunt Nite 
and more than held our own on Class Day. So, with the initial stage of our journey 
behind us, we look with eager eyes to the path that lies ahead. 

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Honor Society 

The Frank Fuller Murdock Honor 
Society is composed of students whose 
qualities of scholorship and leader- 
ship are above the average. The so- 
ciety concerns itself with attempting 
to instill those qualities in the rest 
of the student body. A combined lec- 
ture and social program was held in 
the spring. Doris Hamilton serves 
as president. 

Student Council 

The Student Council is the govern- 
ing body in N. A. S. T.C. To the coun- 
cil falls the task of originating and 
administering school policies. The 
council consists of school officers, 
class presidents and organization 
heads. Council officers for 1952-53 
were James Gazzaniga, Fritz Brown, 
and Paula Coons. 

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Dorm Council 

The Dorm Council determines and 
applies the rules and regulations that 
govern the women's dormitory. Like 
the Student Council, the Dorm Coun- 
cil is composed of dorm officers and 
class presidents. This years council, 
led by Gloria LeBell has made many 
forward steps in the process of im- 
proving and modernizing the existing 

M. A. A. 

Norman Burdick, President 
With firm resolve and dread 

Asserted one September dav 
That he'd reform theM. A. A. 
He struggled all through the 

To mend it's ways and yet I 

That next years class shall 

more or less 
Discover it's the same old 

W. A. A. 

The W.A.A. functions as a social 
and athletic group. Athletically it 
sponsors hikes, field hockey, swim- 
ming, basketball, and badminton. So- 
cially the group gives a square dance 
and games carnival annually. Officers 
for 1952-53 are Harriet Beck, Dot 
Nordberg and Charlotte Smith. Miss 
Beth Weston is faculty advisor. 

Commuters Club 

The commuters, with Sylvia Hof- 
sepian as President, began the year 
by undertaking a vast civic improve- 
ments program. New curtains were 
added to lend that "homey touch", and 
slip covers were also helpful in 
brightening up the commuters' room. 
The girls, aside from their domestic 
duties, found time to sponsor their 
yearly social affair, and to provide 
refreshments for several other gath- 

Taconic Columns 

Taconic Columns is a bimonthly' 
newspaper published by the students 
so they may express themselves in 
a literary way. The issues include 
news items and writeups of various 
social activities held at the college 
or of interest to the students. Regu- 
lar columnists cover standard items. 
The paper is sent to former students 
serving in the armed forces. 

The Newman Club 

The Newman Club, headed this 
year by Arthur O'Brien, dedicated 
itself to the task of increasing and 
clarifying inter-religious understand- 
ing. Services and discussions were 
held that greatly aided members in 
solving the problems of modern living. 
The club also held several dances and 
parties throughout the year. 

College Fellowship 

Our newest Extra Cirrucular star 
rose above the horizon this fall. Sev- 
eral guest speakers were invited to 
speak to the group on topics of vital 
importance to young men and women. 
The club will prove an invaluable aid 
in adjusting to the present day world. 

The Footlighters 

The doughty dramatists, aided by 
Dr Dennett as advisor and led by 
Jack Pozzias president, again engag- 
ed in their annual struggle to bring 
culture to S. T. C. After enrolling 
"en masse" to aid in the "Mikado", 
the thespians showed their mettle in 
"An Old Lady Shows Her Medals", 
and their yearly full scale production. 
Three cheers for a job welLdone. 

The Music Club 

The presentation of the "Mikado" 
in November of 1953 by the college 
and the enthusiasm with which it was 
received led to the founding of the 
Music Club. The organization pre- 
sents musical programs to the college 
and has sponsored periods of listen- 
ing to selected recorded music. The 
highlight of the clubs activities was a 
combined concert and social program. 
Mark Ryan leads the group and Miss 
Boyden is advisor. 

The Current Events Club 

The Current Events Club, by dis- 
cussion and debate, aims to stim- 
ulate interest in current affairs in 
both student body and faculty. This 
year the club has been fortunate in 
having as guest speakers, Atty. Lilly 
and Rev. Dr. Cole in a pre-election 
debate, and City Manager Harp in a 
talk about city government. Numerous 
discussions have been held at regu- 
lar meetings and pertinent film strips 
have been shown. 

The Odyssey Staff 

Into our lives, one November day, came a 
new responsibility. We had been chosen 
to develop, write, and publish our 
yearbook. Now at the end of our 
struggle, we wish to thank all 
who aided us; we could not 
have finished the job with- 
out your assistance 

Graham Andrews 
Arthur O'Brien 
Robert Kelly 
Janet Bishop 
Natalie Carpenter 
Pauline Waidlich 
Edwina Brennan 
Nancy Hurlbit 
Charles Sanguinet 

Miss Mary Underhill 
Faculty Advisor 



The 1952-53 basketball season at N.A.S.T.C 
can be generally summed up in one shor 
sentence. "Nobody defeated us at home anc 
we defeated nobody away from home". Th< 
statement, like most generalizations how 
ever, is not quite true and tends to be misleading. We did defeat Westfield at Westfiek 
in a non-conference game, but the important fact is that we played only five game: 
away from home all season. This might lead the uninformed reader to suspect that w< 
are homebodies or develop homesickness while traveling. Neither supposition has an; 
basis in fact however, the schedule just worked out that way. This was a good yea: 
though, no matter how we look at it. We finished a strong second in the New Englanc 
Teachers College Conference and ended the season with a ten and four won-lost record 
The squad was bolstered this year by three very capable freshmen: Pat Grady 



Charlie Perinick, and Ed Pierson. This new 
blood combined with the talented behavior 
of George Jarck, Fred Hubbard, George 
Petropolus, Bill McLaren, and Steve Cozzag- 
lio, proved to be too much for the opposi- 
Great hopes are held for next season when, barring unforseen developments, the college 
will field the same veteran squad. May they realize their potentials and bring North 
Adams another championship. Any discussion of basketball at S.T.C. would not be com- 
plete without mention of our junior varsity. Playing unwatched preliminaries week 
after week one would think they would lose some of their zest for the game. Nothing 
is farther from the truth. Scores in record books will tell you that they were beaten 
in almost as many games as they won, but actually no team is ever beaten until it 
gives up trying. The Junior Varsity never gave up! They deserve our wholehearted 
thanks for a job well done. While thank-yous are being handed out we should express 
our appreciation for our able Cheerleaders and loyal fans. Your support was invaluable. 




Andrews, Graham 
Bennett, Carolyn 
Bishop, Janet 
Bonvoulair, Adrien 
Boyer, Norman 
Brawn, Martha (Mrs. ) 
Brennan, Edwina 
Burdick, Norman 
Carpenter, Natalie 
Cookish, Martin 
Cummings, Ruth 
Erkelens, Cornelia 
Ferguson, Jaccjuelyn 
Gallant, Margaret (Mrs. ) 
Gazzaniga, James 
Hamilton, Doris 
Hofsepian, Sylvia 
Horn, Marion 
Hurlbut, Nancy 
Jenkins, Carol 
Jones, Albert 
Kavey, Raymond 
Kelley, Fred 
Kelly, Robert 
Klein, Lois (Mrs. ) 
Lamb, Frank 
LeBel, Gloria 
Leonard, George 
Maroni, Robert 
Martinelli, Peter 
Nassif, Fuad 
O'Brien, Arthur 
Pratt, Allen 
Principe, Gennaro 
Reardon, Dorothy (Mrs. ) 
Sanguinet, Charles 
Sommer, Alfred 
Sprague, Marilyn 
Waidlich, Pauline 
Walsh, Marion 
Whitman, Mary (Mrs.) 
Woolf, Nancy 

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Aitchison, Elizabeth 
Anderson, Donald 
Arnold, Dorothy 
Atkinson, Peggy Lou 
Austin, Patricia 
Babcock, Elizabeth Ann 
Brown, Fritz 
Call, Douglas 
Cozzaglio, Stephen 

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Daly, Barbara 
Demo, Lucille 
Fitzgerald, Patricia 
Gallipeau, Irene 
Graves, Rita 
Hamilton, Blair 
Hester, Mary 
Hubbard, Fred 
Lowe, Scott 
McCarron, Eugene 
Miller, Anne 
Molloy, Julia 
Nordberg Dorothy 
Oakes, Gary 
O'Conner, James 
Payne, Nancy 
Peck, Harriet 
Petropulous, George 
Pillsbury, Jo Anne 
Pozzi, John 
Rizzo, Alfonso 
Robinson, Laura 
Rubin, Elliot 
Ryan, Mark 
Souza, Ellen 
Tovani, Joan C. 
Utley, Hazel 
Wenzel, June P. 
White, Leona 
Whitman, Rachel 
Wilk, Josephine 
Wood, Beverly Ann 

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Boyer, Rosaline 
Dunton, Marilyn 
Helfrich, Bernard 
Hofsepian, Marion 
Hurley, Carol 
Jarck, George 
Lockwood, Ann 
Love, David 
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McNeil, Margaret 
Meagher, Judith 
Merrigan, Michael 
Murphy, Janet 
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Rotti, Robert 
Rugg, Constance 
Sherman, Mary 
Smith, Charlotte 
Tanguay, Regina 
Daignault, Beverly 

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Belding, Elizabeth 
Bowes, Carol Lou 
Comonetti, Carol 
Damon, Joan 
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Gilmore, Sally 
Grady, Patrick 
Holloway, Esther 
Jones, George 
Keyes, Ruth 
Kunstler, Joan 
LaPlante, Frances 
LaTaif, Joyce 
Lopez, Maria 
Mello, Edward 
Murley, Patricia 
Neil, Elizabeth 
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Perenick, Charles 
Pierson, Edward Jr. 
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Stewart, Dorothea 
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Main Street, Sagamore, Mass. 

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who has partaken deeply of the fount of knowledge. 
On the contrary, he is today looked upon with sus- 
picion and distrust as a fomentor and disseminator 
of theories which threaten to overthrow the govern- 

And what has occasioned this distrust, you ask? 
The reason is readily discernable. Largely, it is the 
result of the insidious propaganda being diffused by 
a group of self-seeking, glory-hunting hypocrites who 
have donned the mantle of crusaders fighting the 
fire-breathing dragon of communism. The state of 
mass hysteria which grips the country is greatly the 
result of the actions of these rumor-mongers in their 
self-righteous campaigns to root out the evils of what 
is loosely termed Marxism, whatever the guise in 
which it may appear. 

Far too many people have fallen victim to the 
Machiavellian machinations of these modern inquisi- 
tors. All that is needed to defame the character of 
any man is to couple to his name the vituperative 
stigma of communism, and at once he is classified 
as a pariah. 

However, this is not to imply that there are 
no virtuous, patriotic men of high principle engaged 
in this struggle to seek out communism in our gov- 
ernment. But has not this campaign grown out of 
proportion to its actual danger when it threatens to 
destroy the very liberties which our forefathers died 
for? And would it not be infinitely more logical to 
face communism, to dissect it, to attempt to under- 
stand it so as to combat it more effectively, than to 
treat it as some odious, shadowy specter, the very 
mention of which is sufficient to bring about gasps 
of horror and implications of contamination? 

But then you ask, what is that which we have 
to fear? In the words of the immortal Franklin Del- 

ano Roosevelt, ". . . the only thing we have to fear 
is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified 
terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert re- 
treat into advance." We should attempt to face our 
problems vigorously and confidently instead of seek- 
ing some magical cure-all which will avail us nothing. 
Through the years, our democratic system of govern- 
ment has weathered successfully the stress and strain 
of vast expansion of territory and of bitter sectional 
conflict; has endured the vicissitudes of international 
wars and entangling foreign relations. Ah, but how 
have these problems been met? By the throttling and 
persecution of minorities; by the assertion of the 
premise that a man is guilty until he is proved inno- 
cent? The evidence is very much to the contrary. 
America has endured, has prospered because of the 
tolerance of minorities and through the attempt to 
understand the viewpoint of others; the result of 
which has been the after attainment of a unified na- 
tion after the differences of opinion have been ironed 

Today, the teacher is in a position to do his 
country a great service by speaking out courageously 
against these forces which threaten our freedoms, by 
becoming an educator in every sense of the word. 
The teacher has the opportunity to become a leader 
in this fight for the very essence of our democracy. 

Ah, but how many esteemed pedagogues will or 
would become leaders in this fight against injustices? 
How many instead would sacrifice their personal 
principles for the doubtful security they gain by 
muteness and conformity? 

Unless the teacher accepts this challenge, and 
attempts to fulfill his duty to both his country, and 
what is more important, to himself: the title applied 
to him will be a meaningless and oprobrious mis-